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Virginia attorney general accuses major online lender of astronomical interest rates

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a lawsuit May 4 against Net Credit, a major online lender in the state, for allegedly violating the Virginia Consumer Protection Act.

New leadership at the CFPB means state AGs will be more active in financial consumer protection

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Some states will be even more active in financial consumer protection enforcement now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director has made it clear the bureau will stay out of the way, an expert on state attorneys general said during a recent interview.

Virginia alleges loan shark company charged consumers 183% interest

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a lawsuit March 7 against Future Income Payments LLC; FIP LLC; and their owner, Scott Kohn (collectively, "FIP"), for allegations of charging consumers illegal loans with interest rates as high as 183 percent annually.

Virginia secures $250,000 from lenders, debt collectors for alleged unlawful credit plan loans

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Feb 23 that eight affiliated online lenders and debt collectors will pay a total of more than $250,000 after allegations of offering unlawful open-ended credit plan loans.

Virginia joins coalition urging FCC to block Sinclair-Tribune merger

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Feb 26 that he has joined a coalition of state attorneys general in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to not allow the proposed merger between Sinclair Broadcast Media Group and Tribune Media Company.

Virginia says 3,800 consumers to receive refunds after settlement with alleged predatory lender

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced that more than 3,800 consumers will receive refunds and debt forgiveness after a settlement with MoneyLion of Virginia LLC.

Virginia secures $150,000 for consumers victimized by alleged home improvement fraud scheme

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Jan. 10 that his office has secured $150,000 in restitution for more than 60 consumers who were allegedly defrauded by Sea-Thru Windows Inc., a window seller and installer, and its president and sole owner, Jeffery C. Pesich.

Virginia: Internet lender to pay $264,000 after violating state's Consumer Protection Act

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Oct. 25 that Investment Evolution Corporation, doing business as Mr. Amazing Loans (Mr. Amazing Loans), will pay $264,000 in restitution after allegations of violating the Virginia Consumer Protection Act (VCPA).

Virginia alleges Allied Title Lending violated state laws, made illegal loans

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a lawsuit Sept. 13 against open-end credit plan lender Allied Title Lending LLC, doing business as Allied Cash Advance, for allegations of making illegal loans.

After CashCall settlement, checks going to more than 9,600 Va. consumers

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Sept. 6 that his office will deliver checks averaging $982 to consumers victimized by CashCall Inc.’s alleged “rent-a-tribe” predatory lending scheme.

Virginia secures settlement with credit lender that allegedly violated Consumer Protection Act

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced July 25 that Alternative Finance Company, an open-end credit lender in Virginia Beach, will provide refunds and debt forgiveness to roughly 600 consumers after allegations of violating the Virginia statutes applicable to consumer finance companies and the Virginia Consumer Protection Act (VCPA).

Virginia AG settles with pawnbrokers over alleged excessive fees

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring said his office has settled with Pawnking LLC and All Star Pawn & Gold LLC, two affiliated Fredericksburg-area pawnbrokers, for more than $70,000 over alleged violations of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act.

Hobby Lobby settles Virginia case involving allegations of misleading advertising

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced March 6 that Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts store, will pay $8,000 after allegations of violating the state’s Comparison Price Advertising Act and the Virginia Consumer Protection Act.

Virginia settles with door-to-door meat sales company, alleging violations of consumer protection laws

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced March 9 that Capital Meats Inc., a wholesale meat seller formerly based in Frederick County, has agreed to settle allegations of violating the Virginia Consumer Protection Act and the Virginia Home Solicitation Sales Act.

Virginia settles with Shockoe Bottom Automotive after alleged 'bait and switch' scheme

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced March 6 that Shockoe Bottom Automotive & Tires Inc., a company that sells tires and alignment services and is based in Richmond, will settle allegations of conducting a “bait and switch” business scheme.

CallCall to pay $15 million in settlement for charging high interest rates on loans

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Consumers in Virginia will receive $15.33 million in restitution and debt relief as part of a settlement with CashCall Inc. and its president and CEO Paul Reddam.

Southern Coal settles allegations of Clean Water Act violations, agrees to $900,000 penalty

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Dec. 16 that Southern Coal Corporation has agreed to settle with Virginia and other Appalachian states after allegations of systemically polluting waterways in violation of state and federal laws.

5,000 Virginia consumers who attended Corinthian Colleges schools could be eligible for loan forgiveness

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Dec. 6 that more than 5,000 Virginia students formerly enrolled in schools operated by Corinthian Colleges Inc. - including Everest Institute, Everest College, Everest University, Heald College and Wyotech - could receive loan forgiveness.

Virginia settles with fundraising company Donorworx over alleged VSOC Law violation

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) —Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Nov. 30 that Donorworx Inc., a professional fundraiser, will settle after allegations of violating the Virginia Solicitation of Contributions Law (VSOC Law).

Alpha Natural Resources to provide $12 million for Twin Star Mine cleanup

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring has announced Alpha Natural Resources Inc. has committed to pay $12 million to help clean up the former Twin Star Mine in Buchanan County.